- from The Wright Brothers
Orville and Wilbur weren’t the only ones who dreamed of flying machines in the late 1800s. Other inventors were testing their own ideas.
Although some soared high, few went far before plunging to the ground. None had perfect control of their crafts in flight, but two—Otto Lilienthal and Octave Chanute—inspired the brothers, and helped put them on the path to success.